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  Chris Herndon IVC. Herndon
TE - NYJ
Chris Herndon IV
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
 
 
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ECR# 18# 22-
Best Rank# 7# 12-
Worst Rank# 32# 42-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total0.719.6-
Avg Game0.41.2-
Avg Projection84.169.6-
    
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SOS Rank81-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Chris Herndon IVC. Herndon
TE - NYJ
Chris Herndon IV
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at BUF vs. LV
Week 2 vs. SF at TB
Week 3 at IND at LAC
Week 4 vs. DEN vs. ARI
Week 5 vs. ARI at ATL
Week 6 at LAC vs. CHI
Week 7 vs. BUF at NO
Week 8 at KC vs. ATL
Week 9 vs. NE at KC
Week 10 at MIA vs. TB
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. DET
Week 12 vs. MIA at MIN
Week 13 vs. LVBYE WEEK
Week 14 at SEA vs. DEN
Week 15 at LAR at GB
Week 16 vs. CLE at WAS
Week 17 at NE vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
  Chris Herndon IVC. Herndon
TE - NYJ
Chris Herndon IV
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Receiving
   
Receptions48.149.8
Rec Yards579.2493.9
Rec TDs4.43.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points84.169.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Chris Herndon IVC. Herndon
TE - NYJ
Chris Herndon IV
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
2019 Points 
Week 10.00.0
Week 20.0
Week 30.0
Week 40.0
Week 50.0
Week 60.0
Week 7
Week 80.0
Week 90.0
Week 100.70.0
Week 110.0
Week 120.4
Week 132.4
Week 1411.7
Week 152.3
Week 161.6
Week 171.2
Total0.719.6
Average0.41.2
Player Targets Comparison
  Chris Herndon IVC. Herndon
TE - NYJ
Chris Herndon IV
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
2019 Targets 
Week 101
Week 20
Week 30
Week 40
Week 50
Week 60
Week 7
Week 81
Week 90
Week 1020
Week 111
Week 122
Week 134
Week 1410
Week 153
Week 163
Week 175
Notes for Player Combination
  Chris Herndon IVC. Herndon
TE - NYJ
Chris Herndon IV
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
 As long as Thomas' toe injury doesn't keep him off the field, he has a chance to carve out a role in Carolina's passing game now that Greg Olsen is out of town.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Herndon is a fantastic late-round flier based on his potential role, but the guy has disappointed immensely. He's just too risky to fall in love with and draft as a potential top-10 producer. 
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Herndon made noticeable improvements as his rookie season wore on, catching 27 passes for 341 yards over the final eight games of 2018 after having made 12 grabs for 161 yards prior to the midway point. Expect him to fly under the radar in 2020 fantasy drafts after a 2019 season in which he was limited by a suspension and then injuries to just one game. 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 Dealing with a toe issue. Slightly down.
John Hesterman
Dynasty League Football
Herndon may not have the high touchdown upside some of the other tight ends in this range do, but from a target volume standpoint he is being severely underrated. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Chris Herndon is perfectly situated for a huge 2020 breakout. Sam Darnold has established his love of tight ends with the mediocre talent of Ryan Griffin becoming fantasy relevant last season and Herndon showed his wares in 2018. After a suspension and injury-ruined 2019, Herndon has the chance to be a TE1 and is a great gamble in the final rounds of your drafts.With Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel and now Robby Anderson in front of Ian Thomas, he'll need the Panthers offense to be very strong to have any real fantasy relevance. He's a fine late round gamble but the upside is limited with so many mouths to feed.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There were many who were willing to draft Herndon last year despite his suspension, but he's going undrafted after a wasted 2019 season. The Jets are apparently looking to feature him in the passing game, and knowing Jamison Crowder saw 122 targets over the middle of the field last year, it'd make sense. While Adam Gase has held players back throughout his time as a head coach, Herndon should have a few streaming performances in him this year.With Greg Olsen out of town, Thomas walks into the starting role. What does that mean under new offensive coordinator Joe Brady? That's tough to say, but there's suddenly a lot of mouths to feed in this offense. Christian McCaffrey is Thomas' biggest issue, as there's been just one team over the last four years who've had their top running back and top tight end combine for more than 198 targets. Keep in mind that's the max. It's rare for teams to have that duo combine for more than 180 targets. So, when you see that McCaffrey saw 141 targets last year, that's a big issue for someone like Thomas. You aren't going to take targets away from McCaffrey to feed him. During Teddy Bridgewater's stint as the starter for the Saints last year, Jared Cook finished with 7, 21, 41, and 37 yards, though he did score twice. Those yardage totals are not what we look for out of streamers, and keep in mind there's more competition for targets in Carolina than there was in New Orleans. Thomas is someone you may want to stream from time to time, but I don't see a breakout season with McCaffrey on the field.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
I am not even going to entertain Herndon. UndraftableNobody wants to talk about Ian Thomas inheriting a Hayden Hurst type of target share in Carolina and that's ok. If you miss out on premium (and mid round) tight ends, Thomas is an excellent scoop late.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
We all know how talented Chris Herndon is when he's on the field but, unfortunately for him, we haven't seen him on the field since 2018. I can't trust Herndon until I see him playing healthy and consistent football.Every year is the year that Ian Thomas is supposed to break out and every year it doesn't happen. Well, Greg Olsen is gone, if it was ever going to happen, now is the time. Unfortunately, I just don't see it happening. There are simply way too many mouths to feed in that Panthers offense for Thomas to stay consistent.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
In 2018 Herndon went 39/502 as a rookie. Since 2000, only 12 rookie tight ends have put up 500 receiving yards - George Kittle, Dwayne Allen, Dustin Keller, Rob Gronkowski, Mark Andrews, Tony Moeaki, Noah Fant, Aaron Hernandez, Tim Wright, John Carlson, Evan Engram and Jeremy Shockey. Quite the company. Of those rookies, Herndon was 4th in yards per reception, behind only Mark Andrews, Noah Fant and Rob Gronkowski. Behind him? Hernandez, Shockey and Kittle. None of these guys busted. All of them became stars (Pending Fant). His ADP is TE25. 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 In the nine games over the last two seasons that Ian Thomas has played without Greg Olsen in the lineup, he has produced at a 62-619-5.3 pace on 6.1 targets per game. @4for4_John
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 With the departure of Greg Olsen, Thomas is next in line as the starter in Carolina. He's shown potential when he's gotten on the field previously and there are going to be plenty of targets available in this offense. With that being said, Thomas is nothing more than a back-end TE2 this season that could be streamed in plus matchups.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Herndon's breakout year was delayed by a suspension and injuries, as he barely saw the field last year. But he should be a prime target in leagues that award bonus points to tight ends, as the youngster showed in 2018 that he can be successful. Frequently targeted downfield, Herndon was one of the league leaders in air yards in 2018, and he could be one of Sam Darnold's primary targets, particularly if the truncated offseason prevents Darnold from developing chemistry with Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims. He's not a TE1 at this point, but fantasy owners should keep their eyes on him in the preseason. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 Will step out of Olsen's shadow in 2020, and Joe Brady may be the perfect coordinator to unlock his athleticism